Today at work I was given the task of updating the Emergency Contact information. Basically, I had to wander around the office, from desk to desk, and get everyone's address, home and cell phone numbers. At one point I was finished with everyone who was in the office. While I was waiting either further instruction or for more people to arrive, I did some filing and computer work. As I was in the middle of organizing the filing by building and apartment numbers, one of the frummy guys came into the office. I quickly jumped up, grabbed a pen, flipped the page of the Emergency Contact Information to where his name was, and I happily (try to have a good work attitude) asked him to please fill in his information. He asked me to write it out for him. I had absolutely no problem with the request, considering that he wasn't the only person to ask me, and because he was holding alot of paperwork. What amused me, and possibly even somewhat annoyed me (I can't exactly describe the emotion I felt), was when he said "your handwriting is probably more legible than mine, with the big bubbly letters."
No doubt my handwriting is more legible. I have cutesy handwriting (when I'm not rushing), that took me years to perfect. I went to a psycho public school where penmanship was practically a class in and of itself. However, his assumption that my handwriting is "bubbly" is false. His assumption is probably based on his observations of just about every frum girl in the universe...big bubbly letter handwriting. Its like a uniform code. If everyone dresses the same, it will prevent any form of personality development and individuality, same with handwriting.
Handwriting analysts have discovered that handwriting can tell alot about the type of person the writer is. By having a standard, stereotype handwriting amongst frummies, just shows how unbelievably "cookie-cutter" the society we're living in is. I think thats kinda sad.